Bike couriers in legal fight for workers' rights
When you spend up to 50 hours a week cycling round London delivering parcels, are told what to do and wear a company ID, you would think you might be entitled to holiday pay, national minimum wage and other employment rights.
However, because couriers are classed as self-employed, they are not entitled to these basic workers' rights.
Four bicycle couriers are taking their companies to an employment tribunal in a case that could impact on the working lives of as many as half a million people.
Clive Coleman reports.
22 Apr 2016
- From the section UK